Skip to Content

epicutaneous

Pronunciation: ep'e-kyu-ta'ne-us

Definition: Literally, on the skin, referring to introduction of biologic material or drugs into the skin by shallow, bloodless piercing with small-gauge needles through drops of solution, used in allergy testing, tuberculosis skin tests, smallpox immunization, and in many other procedures.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide